8 Steps to a Pain-free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot

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Posturenomics.com, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 227 pages
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With a fresh approach to a common problem, this self-help guide to overcoming back pain advocates adopting the natural, healthy posture of athletes, young children, and people from traditional societies the world over. Arguing that most of what our culture has taught us about posture is misguided—even unhealthy—and exploring the current epidemic of back pain, many of the commonly cited reasons for the degeneration of spinal discs and the stress on muscles that leads to back pain are examined and debunked. The historical and anthropological roots of poor posture in Western cultures are studied as is the absence of back pain complaints in the cultures of Africa, Asia, South America, and rural Europe. Eight detailed chapters provide illustrated step-by-step instructions for making simple, powerful changes to seated, standing, and sleeping positions. No special equipment or exercise is required, and effects are often immediate.

  

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Review: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot

User Review  - Cherie Jensen - Goodreads

I highly recommend this book. There are lots of pictures and descriptions. It takes practice to get bad posture reversed but these ideas will get you started. Just learning how to lay in bed to sleep ... Read full review

Review: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot

User Review  - Susi - Goodreads

I'm currently working my way through this book and beginning to follow the advice given regarding proper posture for a healthy back. I have to say, I think there is something to it! Her tips on how to ... Read full review

Contents

oRIentAtIon
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stRetcHsIttIng
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stRetcHlYIng on YoUR BAck
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stAcksIttIng
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stRetcHlYIng on YoUR sIde
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UsIng YoUR InneR coRset
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tAllstAndIng
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HIPHIngIng
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glIdewAlkIng
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oPtIonAl exeRcIses
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TROUBLESHOOTiNg
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BIBlIogRAPHY
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Page 223 - Is musculoskeletal pain more common now than 40 years ago?: Two population-based cross-sectional studies. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2005:44:890-5.
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Page 223 - Heliovaara M. Risk factors for low back pain and sciatica. Annals of Medicine.

About the author (2008)

Esther Gokhale, LAc, is the founder of the Esther Gokhale Wellness Center, a licensed acupuncturist, and the creator of the Gokhale Method™, a revolutionary approach that helps people achieve better health through better structure. Susan Adams is a writer and editor specializing in biotechnology and computer technology.

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